Moto Guzzi V85 – A New Platform, A New Enduro

11/07/2017 @ 5:30 am, by Jensen BeelerADD COMMENTS

A quirky bike in its own right, the Moto Guzzi Stelvio had a strange cult following behind its bulky adventure-touring frame. As such, it was missed when it disappeared from Moto Guzzi’s lineup.

Well, now it’s back…sort of.

The following is what’s being called the Moto Guzzi V85 concept. It’s a loud enduro model that picks up where the Stelvio left off, and it also boasts a new 850cc engine platform from the Italian brand, which with its 80hp, will sit between the V7/V9 family of bikes, and the big 1400 cruisers.

Strangely, Moto Guzzi isn’t sharing too many details about the new V85 concept, though we know that it will have a fully digital dash, as well as LED daytime running lights.

We also know that the chassis is a completely new design, made from steel tubes, with the v-twin engine used as a stressed member. The swingarm is made from aluminum, and it has an asymmetric design in order to accommodate the shaft drive to the rear wheel.

Source: Moto Guzzi

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